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Tuesday, 20 January 2009 03:54
Arrival at Camp S.D. Butler

Arrival Okinawa through Kadena Air Base

When you arrive at the Kadena AMC terminal, you will go to the Customs & Immigration area. While you are having your baggage (pets will pickup in the baggage area)and passports checked, an AMC terminal greeter will match your name with your sponsor name and inform you if your sponsor is waiting for you outside the Customs & Immigration area.

Also available outside this area is an information counter and phones for your use. If your sponsor is not waiting, ask an AMC terminal greeter or the information counter personnel how to call your new command or your sponsor. There is a USO lounge on the 2nd floor of the terminal for your use.

Single/Unaccompanied Personnel E-5 and Below

All single/unaccompanied personnel E-5 and below will board a bus, which will take you to the Joint Reception Center (JRC). You will be billeted there for the evening. The next day, you will complete the orientation course. At the completion of the orientation, your command will pick you up and complete the remainder of your checking in over the next ten days.

Single/Unaccompanied Personnel E-6 and above plus Accompanied

All single/unaccompanied personnel E-6 and above plus all accompanied personnel will clear Customs and Immigrations on Kadena Air Base. Your sponsor or command will pick you up there and complete the remainder of your checking in over the next ten days.

Arrival Through Naha Airport

If you arrive through Naha Domestic Airport, as soon as you exit the baggage area (pets will pickup in the baggage area), a Joint Reception Center (JRC) representative or your sponsor should be waiting for you. If no one is waiting, there is an Information Counter with airport representatives available to assist you. Behind the Information Counter, there is a free phone you can use to call the new command or your sponsor. There is no USO at the Naha airport.

Currency Conversion

You can purchase Yen at the bank of the Ryukyus, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.? - 4:00 p.m., closed Saturday, Sunday and Japanese holidays. Next to the bank there is an ATM open 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. After hours and on Japanese holidays you can purchase up to 5,000 Yen at the Information Counter.

Taxi Transportation

A taxi is available right outside the baggage area for transportation to all military installation. Be sure to use the one at the end of the line. The cost for a taxi to the Kadena/Foster area range between 4,000 - 6,000 Yen.

Arrival Camp Fuji

Camp Fuji is located at the base of Mount Fuji, approximately 2250 feet above sea level. Camp Fuji is only 96 km from Tokyo, a city of 12 million.

Arrival Through Narita International Airport

If you fly into Narita International Airport, and need to contact Camp Fuji, assistance can be provided by the Japanese Civilian/Military Liaison. The Japanese Civilian/Military Liaison is located at the Northwest Airline counter on the first deck. There is a telephone available. Just pick up the receiver and ask the operator to connect you with Camp Fuji, DSN: 315-224-8475/8575 (Camp Fuji CDO), or DSN: 315-224-8332/8334 (S-1).? Commercial telephone number for Camp Fuji is 011-81-550-89-6102/6104 ask the Camp Fuji operator for ext. 475/575 (CDO), or ext. 332/334 S-1)).?

Once connected with Camp Fuji, ask to speak with the S-1 during normal working hours or the Command Duty Officer for after working hours. If you need to wait for your ride, there is a USO lounge located on the second deck of Narita Airport.

Arrival Through Yokota Air Force Base

If you fly into Yokota Air Force Base, contact the Navy/Marine ATCO office in the terminal for assistance in getting transportation to Camp Fuji.

If a vehicle is not waiting for you or the Navy/Marine ATCO is closed, use the free DSN lines in the terminal to contact the Camp Fuji CDO at DSN 315-224-8475 or 8575.
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